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By Rob Stevens. Sebastien Haller was the hero for Ivory Coast again as the Elephants came from behind to beat Nigeria 2-1 and win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final on home soil. The striker, who had also netted the semi-final winner just 13 months on from his return…
By Piers Edwards. South Africa took third at the Africa Cup of Nations after beating DR Congo 6-5 on penalties to secure their best finish at the tournament in 24 years. Bafana Bafana captain Ronwen Williams was the key man again, as the quarter-final hero saved two spot-kicks. First, DR…
Staff Reporter. Burkina Faso have decided not to renew the contract of coach Hubert Velud after their Africa Cup of Nations last-16 exit, the country’s football federation said on Friday. Burkina Faso were eliminated by neighbours Mali in the first knockout round, having finished second in their group behind Angola…
By Rob Stevens. Sebastien Haller scored the winner as 2023 Africa Cup of Nations hosts Ivory Coast beat DR Congo 1-0 to set up a final meeting with Nigeria. The only goal of a cagey contest in Abidjan came in the 65th minute when Haller's volley bounced down into the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Kelechi Iheanacho converted the winning penalty as Nigeria held their nerve for a 4-2 shootout win over South Africa to reach the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final. The game in Bouake finished 1-1 following a remarkable end to normal time which involved the referee going to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African foottball national team coach Hugo Broos has confirmed that midfielder Thapelo Maseko will miss the rest of AFCON with a hamstring injury. Maseko had to come off in the quarter-final win against Cape Verde with what looked like a hamstring injury and He was replaced…
Staff Reporter. Nigeria star Victor Osimhen is a major doubt for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against South Africa in Bouake on Wednesday, team officials said. Osimhen did not fly Monday with the rest of the squad for Bouake due to abdominal discomfort, a statement issued by Super Eagles…
Staff Reporter. Rui Vitoria has been sacked as Egypt head coach after the African football giants hopes of a record-extending eighth Africa Cup of Nations triumph were dashed last week, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced. In a statement, the EFA board of directors "thanked Portuguese manager Rui Vitoria and…
By Ben Miller. Captain Ronwen Williams saved four penalties to help South Africa reach the semi-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw against Cape Verde. Bebe, Willy Semedo, Laros Duarte and Patrick Andrade were all denied in the shootout by the outstanding Williams, who also…
By Michael Beardmore. Host nation Ivory Coast produced another amazing Africa Cup of Nations escape act as Oumar Diakite's 122nd-minute winner sent the 10-man Elephants into the semi-finals at heartbroken Mali's expense. The hosts played the majority of the game at a numerical disadvantage after Odilon Kossounou's dismissal for two…
By Ian Williams. A first-half goal from Ademola Lookman was enough to see Nigeria overcome Angola and reach the semi-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The former England Under-21 winger emphatically converted a cut-back from Moses Simon four minutes before the break in Abidjan. The 1-0 scoreline flattered…
By Celestine Karoney. An increase in prize money has contributed to the success of lower ranked teams at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, according to the president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf). Patrice Motsepe was speaking ahead of the quarter-finals, which got under way in Ivory…
By Ben Miller. Achraf Hakimi missed a late chance to equalise from the penalty spot as South Africa shocked 10-man Morocco to set up a quarter-final against Cape Verde at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Evidence Makgopa produced a neat finish to score the opener in the 57th minute,…
By Rob Stevens. Mali booked a quarter-final meeting with hosts Ivory Coast by holding on to beat Burkina Faso 2-1 at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium on Tuesday night. An own goal from Edmond Tapsoba gave the Eagles a third-minute lead, and Mali…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa will face Morocco in the round of 16 of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d'Ivoire 2023 on Tuesday, January 30 at the Stade Laurent Pokou in San Pedro. Hugo Broos side finished second although they got off to a shaky start against Mali,…
By Nishat Ladha. Hosts Ivory Coast eliminated reigning champions Senegal in a penalty shootout to book their place in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals following a 1-1 draw after extra time in Yamoussoukro. Franck Kessie, who had scored from the spot four minutes from the end of normal…
By Ian Williams. A late Ryan Mendes penalty helped Cape Verde overcome Mauritania to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for just the second time. The game looked set for extra-time until Cheick Elwely's careless defensive header inadvertently played in Benchimol, who was brought…
Staff Reporter. Morocco must do without Sofiane Boufal and could be missing another key attacker in Hakim Ziyech when they take on South Africa in their Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash on Tuesday, coach Walid Regragui said on Monday. Boufal, who was part of Morocco’s team that reached the…
By Ben Miller. Goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi scored the 18th penalty of a nerve-shredding shoot-out as DR Congo produced the latest shock at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations by knocking seven-time champions Egypt out to reach the quarter-finals following a 1-1 draw after extra time. DR Congo went ahead for…
By Rob Stevens. Mohamed Bayo headed a 98th-minute winner as Guinea reached the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with 1-0 victory over 10-man Equatorial Guinea, who had earlier missed a penalty. Equatorial Guinea midfielder Federico Bikoro was dismissed 10 minutes after the break for catching Bayo in the…
By Piers Edwards. Nigeria reached the quarter-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after Ademola Lookman scored twice to beat a disappointing Cameroon 2-0 in the last 16 in Abidjan. The Atalanta forward opened the scoring nine minutes before the break after Victor Osimhen forced Oumar Gonzalez into a…
By Eshlin Vedan. Gelson Dala scored twice as Angola shrugged off the early dismissal of goalkeeper Neblu to beat 10-man Namibia 3-0 and reach the quarter-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Neblu was shown a straight red in the 17th minute for handling Bethuel Muzeu's shot outside his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Morocco coach Walid Regragui's two-match suspension at the Africa Cup of Nations has been dismissed after an appeal, his country's football federation said on Friday. Regragui had been given a four-match ban, with two games suspended, and fined for bringing the competition into disrepute. He had to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos believes his side can go all the way to the Africa Cup of Nations finals after a stout defensive performance against fancied Tunisia. Their draw against Eagles of Carthage earned them a last-16 coach against Morocco on Tuesday. The Belgian tactician guided…
By Michael Beardmore. Morocco did host nation Ivory Coast a colossal favour by beating Zambia 1-0 to send the Elephants into the Africa Cup of Nations last 16 by the back door. Zambia needed a point from the Group F finale to deny the hosts the fourth and final qualification…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Morocco coach Walid Regragui has been given a four-game ban — with two suspended — following heated scenes at the end of the team’s Africa Cup of Nations game against Congo, the Moroccan soccer federation said Wednesday. Two matches of his ban have been suspended for a…
By Michael Beardmore. Namibia booked a first appearance in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations by holding a Mali side who topped Group E by virtue of the point. The draw puts Namibia, who came closest to scoring when Prins Tjiueza hit the post, through as one…
By Eshlin Vedan. South Africa reached the last 16 at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with a goalless draw against Tunisia which eliminated the 2004 champions. Sphephelo Sithole had Bafana Bafana's best chance, forcing Bechir Ben Said into a low save with his shot from outside the box. Tunisia…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has agreed to stand down after they were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations finals on Tuesday, the country's football federation said on Wednesday. "I met with Djamel and we reached an amicable agreement to dissolve the association," Walid Sadi, president of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Ivory Coast have sacked head coach Jean-Louis Gasset despite still having a chance of reaching the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations. The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) said Wednesday that it was terminating the contracts of the French coach and his assistant "for insufficient results…
By Rob Stevens. Angola finished top of Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations finals as striker Mabululu’s first-half header and a stoppage-time finish from Zini secured a 2-0 victory over Burkina Faso on Tuesday. Both sides had been certain of progress before kick-off because of other results in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Ghana have sacked head coach Chris Hughton following the Black Stars' group stage exit at the Africa Cup of Nations, the Ghana Football Association have confirmed. The West Africans took just two points from their three Group B matches, and their slim hopes of progressing as one…
By Michael Beardmore. Algeria crashed out of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations as minnows Mauritania claimed a famous first ever win at the finals to snatch a spot in the last 16. Centre-back Yali Dellahi swept home the winning goal late in the first half to stun the two-time…
By Eshlin Vedan. Defending champions Senegal secured top spot in Group C at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Guinea 2-0 in an ill-tempered encounter. Abdoulaye Seck headed the Teranga Lions in front from a free-kick and Iliman Ndiaye sealed victory with a fine low finish in the…
By Ben Miller. Cameroon came from behind with two late goals to reach the last 16 of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, beating The Gambia in a thriller to knock their opponents out of the tournament. The five-time champions secured second place in Group C on goals scored. Rigobert…
By Michael Beardmore. Ghana conceded twice in stoppage time to throw away a two-goal lead to draw with Mozambique and almost certainly exit the Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars looked to be cruising into the last 16 thanks to two Jordan Ayew penalties, one in each half. But…
By Rob Stevens. Egypt made it through to the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations after drawing 2-2 with Cape Verde following a dramatic finale to Group B in Abidjan. Egypt had looked set to finish third behind the Blue Sharks and Ghana before stoppage-time goals in both…
Staff Reporter. A first-half Opa Sangante own goal gave Nigeria a 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on Monday as the Super Eagles clinched their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations. Sangante emphatically turned a Moses Simon cross into his own net in the 36th minute, after…
By Michael Beardmore. Host nation Ivory Coast will have to rely on other results to avoid a shock Africa Cup of Nations group-stage exit after Equatorial Guinea thrashed the Elephants 4-0 in a huge upset in Abidjan. Emilio Nsue's double, Pablo Ganet's 25-yard free-kick and Yannick Buyla's late goal gave…
Staff Reporter. The Guinean football federation (Feguifoot) and former star Pascal Feindouno have called for calm after supporters died back home celebrating the country's first win at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. Guinea beat the Gambia 1-0 in their second group game in Ivory Coast on Friday night, sparking…
Staff Reporter. Mohamed Salah will return to Liverpool for treatment on the leg injury he suffered at the Africa Cup of Nations, but Egypt are hopeful he can come back for a potential semi-final. Salah was injured in Egypt 2-2 draw with Ghana on Thursday in Group B. "It makes…
By Eshlin Vedan. Themba Zwane scored twice in 16 first-half minutes as South Africa thrashed Namibia 4-0 to earn their first points of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Percy Tau, who missed a spot kick in Bafana Bafana's opening defeat to Mali, began the rout with an early…
By Ben Miller. Patson Daka's powerful header rescued a late point for 10-man Zambia and denied Tanzania a first ever win at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Leicester forward Daka equalised from Clatous Chama's inswinging corner to boost his side's last-16 hopes. Simon Msuva's early opener almost gave Tanzania…
Staff Reporter. Silas Katompa Mvumpa's clinical second-half strike earned DR Congo a deserved point against Morocco in Group F of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Morocco took the lead early on when Achraf Hakimi lost his marker and volleyed in a Hakim Ziyech's corner. Cedric Bakambu missed a chance…
By Ben Miller. Hamza Rafia's first-half strike gave 2004 champions Tunisia their first point at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations courtesy of a draw against Mali. Midfielder Rafia arrived first to send Ali Abdi's cross squirming in via goalkeeper Djigui Diarra's body. Mali had gone ahead through Lassine Sinayoko's…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Senegal coach Aliou Cisse rejoined his squad on Saturday after spending a night under observation in hospital in Ivory Coast, where the Lions of Teranga are defending their Africa Cup of Nations title, the country's football federation announced. Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) president Augustin Senghor said Cisse…
By Marissa Thomas. Baghdad Bounedjah's 95th-minute equaliser salvaged a second point for Algeria with a draw against Burkina Faso at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Mohamed Konate's header put the Stallions ahead just before half-time. Bounedjah levelled from close range six minutes after the break but Bertrand Traore's penalty…
Staff Reporter. Tanzania fired coach Adel Amrouche on Friday after he was banned for eight matches and fined $10,000 over comments about Morocco, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) official told AFP. His dismissal was confirmed by the Tanzanian Football Federation with Hemed Suleiman promoted from assistant coach to caretaker…
By Ben Miller. Guinea beat Gambia 1-0 in Group C clash to move to the brink of a place in the last 16 of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium. Aguibou Camara scored the second-half winner, stabbing in Morgan Guilavogui's pass to lift Kaba…
Staff Reporter. Mohamed Salah will miss Egypt's vital Africa Cup of Nations Group B game against Cape Verde on Monday with a hamstring injury. The Liverpool forward, 31, has also been ruled out of a last-16 tie should Egypt qualify. Salah limped off before half-time in the 2-2 draw with…
By Rob Stevens. @AP. Defending champions Senegal booked their place in the last 16 of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over Cameroon in Group C. Ismaila Sarr put Senegal in front in the 16th minute and Habib Diallo made it 2-0 midway through the second…
Staff Reporter. Cape Verde became the first team to qualify for the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-0 victory over Mozambique at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan. Bebe's extraordinary free-kick and a brace from Ryan Mendes in Abidjan guaranteed that the Blue Sharks…
By Rob Stevens. Egypt fought back twice to draw 2-2 with Ghana in Group B clash at the Africa Cup of Nations after a lively second half at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan. Mohammed Kudus blasted in to put Ghana ahead in first-half stoppage time, a minute after…
By Ian Williams. Nigeria took a huge step towards reaching the last 16 at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over hosts Ivory Coast in Group A. The match's key moment came in the 55th minute after Ousmane Diomande caught Victor Osimhen in the box. That…
By Ben Miller. Emilio Nsue scored a hat-trick as Equatorial Guinea closed in on the knockout stages of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations by thrashing Guinea-Bissau. Nsue slotted in the first-half opener and struck twice after the break for the first Afcon treble since 2008. Esteban Orozco's own goal…
By Nishat Ladha. Zambia and DR Congo drew 1-1 as the opening round of group games at the Africa Cup of Nations came to a close at the Laurent Pokou Stadium on Wednesday. Against the run of play, Kings Kangwa made the most of a defensive mix-up to put Zambia…
By Rob Stevens. Pre-tournament favourites Morocco began their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a convincing win over 10-man Tanzania in Group F. The Atlas Lions took the lead on the half hour when Romain Saiss pounced after Hakim Ziyech's swerving free-kick was palmed back into danger. Tanzania had…
Staff Reporter. There was joy and despair in equal measure in Group E at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday as Namibia claimed a stunning 1-0 victory over powerhouse Tunisia, but South Africa missed a first half penalty to slip to 2-0 loss to Mali. Namibia’s win was their…
By Eshlin Vedan. Hamari Traore and Lassine Sinayoko struck as Mali beat South Africa 2-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations opener. Percy Tau sent a penalty over the bar for Bafana Bafana in a first half characterised by missed chances. The pattern continued until Traore tapped in the rebound…
By Ben Miller. Namibia produced a huge upset as Deon Hotto's 88th-minute header secured 1-0 victory over Tunisia in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations opener. The Brave Warriors - ranked 115th in the world and without a victory in any of their previous nine Afcon matches - were worthy…
By Joe Rindl. Bertrand Traore scored a 96th-minute penalty to see Burkina Faso narrowly beat Mauritania 1-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations opener in Group D. Substitute Traore sent Mauritania keeper Babacar Niasse the wrong way from the spot after Nouh Mohamed El Abd fouled Issa Kabore in the…
Staff Reporter. Algeria became the latest 2024 Africa Cup of Nations contenders to make a slow start to the tournament after being held to a draw by Angola. Baghdad Bounedjah put the Algerians ahead in the first half, but they were pegged back on the hour by Mabululu's penalty. They…
By Michael Beardmore. Five-time champions Cameroon were held to a draw by 10-man Guinea as the early stages of the Africa Cup of Nations continued to produce surprise results. Guinea, ranked 80th in the world, had threatened a real shock when Mohamed Bayo fired them into an early lead. But…
By Ben Miller. Holders Senegal began their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with 3-0 victory over 10-man underdogs The Gambia. Pape Gueye gave the Teranga Lions the ideal start, collecting Sadio Mane's pass to fire in a fourth-minute opener from inside the penalty area. Cardiff City midfielder Ebou Adams…
By Rob Stevens. Cape Verde upset four-time winners Ghana with a stoppage-time winner to go top of Group B at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Garry Rodrigues tapped into an empty net in the 92nd minute after a mix-up in the Black Stars defence. Jamiro Monteiro had put the…
By Ian Williams. Mohamed Salah's injury-time penalty spared Egypt's blushes against Mozambique in their Group B opener at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. A regulation victory looked on the cards when Mostafa Mohamed put the Pharaohs ahead after just 89 seconds. Quickfire second-half goals from Witi and Clesio gave…
By Ben Miller. Victor Osimhen's quick-fire equaliser spared Nigeria a shock defeat against Equatorial Guinea in their opening game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Osimhen nodded in a minute after Iban Salvador's opener for the underdogs. Salvador's classy first-half finish was his side's only attempt on target and…
Staff Reporter. African legend Samuel Eto'o is puzzled by the generally dismal performances of South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) ahead of their 2024 debut against Mali on Tuesday. "I am baffled as to why Bafana Bafana (The Boys) have constantly underperformed at the Cup of Nations,"…
Staff Reporter. FIFA president Gianni Infantino thanked Ivory Coast for "uniting Africa and the whole world" after seeing hosts kick off the competition against Guinea. Infantino was at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in the capital Abidjan alongside the Ivorian President whom the venue is named after, Confederation of African Football…
By Rob Stevens. Hosts Ivory Coast opened their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium. Seko Fofana gave the Elephants the perfect start in the Group A clash in Abidjan when he blasted home from just inside the area in…
Staff Reporter. Nigeria have been dealt a further injury blow ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations finals after striker Umar Sadiq was ruled out of the tournament due to a knee problem and replaced by Paul Onuachu, officials confirmed on Friday. Nigeria have already lost forward Victor Boniface and…
Staff Reporter. The Gambian national team's players and staff were "afraid of dying" during an incident on board a scheduled flight to the Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup of Nations which was forced to turn around, coach Tom Saintfiet told AFP on Thursday. Gambia's plane, headed for Abidjan, had…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Sadio Mane netted the winning spot-kick as Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to clinch their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations after a 0-0 draw. The Liverpool forward had seen a seventh-minute penalty saved by Egypt keeper Gabaski but Mane held his nerve when he returned in…
Staff Reporter. Skipper Vincent Aboubakar scored two late goals as Cameroon staged an extraordinary comeback from three down against Burkina Faso to level the match and win third place on penalties at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday. The tournament hosts put together a thrilling recovery in the final…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Egypt will chase Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations immortality when they face Senegal in the final at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde on the evening of Sunday 6 February 2022. Kick off is at 9PM SA Time. Egypt overcame Cameroon in the second semifinal played on…
Staff Reporter. Goalkeeper Gabaski was the hero, saving two penalties as Egypt edged past hosts Cameroon in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw to set up an Africa Cup of Nations final against Senegal. Sunday's final sets up a tantalising meeting between Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane…
Staff Reporter. Senegal are through to their third Africa Cup of Nations final with Sadio Mane on target to help them overcome Burkino Faso. In an eventful game, VAR chalked off two Senegal penalties, with Burkina Faso goalkeeper Herve Koffi injured during the events of the first. Abdou Diallo and…
Staff Reporter. Senegal overcame Equatorial Guinea to set up an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Burkina Faso. Ex-Bristol City forward Famara Diedhiou put Senegal ahead with a first-time strike following Sadio Mane's pass. Equatorial Guinea were awarded a penalty before the decision was overturned, but then equalised soon after…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Olembe Stadium in Cameroon's capital Yaounde has been given approval to host a semi-final and the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, days after a fatal crush outside the ground. Eight people died and 38 injured when the hosts faced Comoros on Monday. The announcement…
Staff Reporter. Mohamed Salah scored one goal and set up the other as Egypt beat Morocco in extra time in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. Sofiane Boufal gave Morocco an early lead with a penalty after Ayman Ashraf caught Achraf Hakimi, a decision given by the video assistant referee.…
Staff Reporter. Teenager Dango Ouattara scored the only goal and was sent off as Burkina Faso surprised Tunisia to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals. Ouattara, 19, ran onto Blati Toure's through ball, held off two defenders and cut inside before firing in. But he was then sent off…
Staff Reporter. Karl Toko Ekambi scored twice as hosts Cameroon booked a place in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals with a 2-0 quarter-final win over lowly-ranked Gambia. Toko Ekambi headed his country ahead in the 50th minute, glancing in from Collins Fai's right-wing cross. It became 2-0 seven minutes…
Staff Reporter. File Photo. Samuel Eto'o left for Europe to become one of the greatest African footballers of all time but it was in the city of Douala that he first made his name and where residents continue to idolise the former Barcelona superstar. Cameroon's economic capital is a loud…
Staff Reporter. Sadio Mane has been declared fit for Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal against Equatorial Guinea in Yaounde on Sunday, his country's football federation said, days after suffering a head knock that saw him taken to hospital. After scoring the opening goal, the Liverpool star clashed heads with…
Staff Reporter. Musa Barrow could be forgiven for seeing himself as the superstar in tiny Gambia as the country's football team prepare for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal. The 23-year-old forward plays regularly in Serie A and is fresh from scoring the goal that took the Scorpions…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Goalkeeper Jesus Owono was Equatorial Guinea's hero as they shocked Mali in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Owono, 20, saved twice in the shootout to help them go through 6-5 on spot-kicks after a 0-0 draw. Initially, the referee…
Staff Reporter. Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the winning penalty for Egypt against the Ivory Coast (AFP/Charly Triballeu). Egypt beat Ivory Coast 5-4 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following a 0-0 draw. The North Africans got the upper hand in the…
By Simon Stone. @BackpagePix. Senegal have been criticised after Sadio Mane continued playing despite suffering suspected concussion in a "sickening collision" with Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha. Mane remained on the pitch for several minutes despite appearing to sustain a head injury in the incident during Tuesday's African Cup of Nations…
Staff Reporter. Morocco are through to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 2-1 victory over stubborn Malawi at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. Gabadinho Mhango put Malawi into an early lead with an exceptional strike. But Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri levelled at the end…
Staff Reporter. Sadio Mane scored as Senegal beat nine-man Cape Verde 2-0 in the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations, but then was forced off with concussion. Mane curled in off the underside of the crossbar soon after keeper Vozinha had been dismissed over a nasty clash of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Football's world governing body Fifa has sent its "deepest condolences" to families and friends of the victims of a crush outside a stadium at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. At least eight people were killed and 38 injured as fans struggled to get access to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. At least eight people are reported to have been killed and dozens hurt in a crush outside an Africa Cup of Nations match in Cameroon. Video footage showed football fans struggling to get access to the Paul Biya stadium in a neighbourhood of the capital Yaounde.…
Staff Reporter. Cameroon narrowly beat 10-man Comoros in the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations, in a result that was overshadowed by reports six people have been killed and dozens hurt in a crush outside the stadium. Video footage showed football fans struggling to get access to the…
Staff Reporter. Debutants The Gambia booked their place in the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations as Musa Barrow's goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Guinea. Bologna forward Barrow collected a pass and slotted past Syli Nationale keeper Aly Keita in the 71st minute. Ibrahima Sory Conte had…
Staff Reporter. Tunisia upset 10-man Nigeria to set up a quarter-final tie against Burkina Faso at the Africa Cup of Nations. Youssef Msakni beat Super Eagles keeper Maduka Okoye with a long-range effort two minutes into the second half. Nigeria's task was made harder when Alex Iwobi was sent off…
Staff Reporter. Burkina Faso beat 10-man Gabon on penalties to reach the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following a 1-1 draw. Ismahila Ouedraogo netted to give the Stallions a 7-6 win in the shoot-out. Gabon had Sidney Obissa sent off midway through the second half but…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Africa Cup of Nations giant-killers Comoros will play Monday's last-16 game against hosts Cameroon without a recognised goalkeeper. Salim Ben Boina was injured in their final Group C match, while fellow keepers Ali Ahamada and Moyadh Ousseini have tested positive for Covid-19. Confederation of African Football rules…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has been sacked following the Black Stars' group stage elimination at Afcon in Cameroon. The decision was taken by the Ghana FA on Saturday morning. This comes less than 12 hours after the Sports Minister ordered a massive overhaul of the team's backroom…
By Mohamed Fajah Barrie. The house of Sierra Leone forward Kei Kamara remains under police protection after the striker missed a penalty against Equatorial Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Kamara's home in Freetown was targeted after Sierra Leone lost the game in Limbe 1-0, putting them…
Staff Reporter. Tunisia's penalty curse struck again as defeat by The Gambia left the Carthage Eagles with a daunting last 16 Africa Cup of Nations tie against Nigeria. Baboucarr Gaye saved Seifeddine Jaziri's penalty as Tunisia missed from the spot for the third successive game. The Gambia capitalised as Musa…
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